Pad printing uses an indirect printing process to transfer a 2-D image onto a 3-D object. During this printing process, a silicone pad is used to pick up the image from the cliché and transfer it onto the substrate. The three key components of a pad printing machine are the printing plate (cliché), the ink cup, and the pad. The desired image is etched onto the plate, which is then filled with ink. Next, the silicone pad carries the ink from the plate and transfers it onto the substrate.
This process is used across a variety of industries due to its ability to print on uneven or complex substrates and objects that can’t be printed on using traditional printing methods.
Pad Printing Capabilities
Based out of Woodstock, IL, AdvanTech Plastics can handle all your pad printing needs. Our team uses Tampoprint, the finest equipment in the industry, for your various decoration requirements. We offer the following capabilities with our pad printing services:
- Ability to print images and text as small as four point
- A print area up to 90mm, or 3.5″
Offering an extensive range of pad printing capabilities, the knowledgeable team at AdvanTech Plastics can handle your unique needs while meeting your required specifications.
Pad Printing on Products
Using conventional inks, AdvanTech Plastics can print on nearly any rigid shape, such as parts that are flat, round, concave, or convex. Pad printing is compatible with almost all rigid material.
Common examples of products compatible with pad printing include:
- Promotional Products
- Electrical Appliances
- Electronic Devices and Cables
- Medical Devices
- Identification Labeling
- Sports Equipment
- Household Appliances
- Parts used in Industrial Applications
AdvanTech Plastics for Your Pad Printing Needs
As an ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016 certified and AIB manufacturer, AdvanTech Plastics is dedicated to the highest quality standards. We strive to offer world-class results by ensuring efficient designs, quick turnarounds, attention to detail, and on-time delivery. Our pad printing services use the latest technology to decorate a variety of products with varying rigidity and surfaces.
If you are experiencing issues with your pad printing supplier, we also offer ink analysis for a minimal fee. After performing 3M tape and scratch testing on your samples, we will supply you with a test report, proper cliché, and pad suggestions. Contact AdvanTech Plastics to learn more about our custom pad printing capabilities or request a quote today for your printing project.